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32 COUNSELING GAMES: 950 Questions to Turn Any Game Into a SEL Counseling Game



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Save TONS of money with these low-prep 32 Counseling Games covering relevant social emotional learning topics. Plus, with over 950 color & number coded SEL questions and prompts, you can use any store bought game you already have and easily transform it into a SEL game!


Draw a blue card, token, stick, or block? Respond to prompt in the blue category! Land on a green? Answer a green coded question! Roll the dice and get a 3? Respond to a #3 question!


Ways to Use

A breeze to use and packed with fun visual supports and engaging prompts, you’ll be grabbing this resource all the time for:

  • small groups
  • lunch bunches
  • individual counseling
  • distance learning
  • intake interviews
  • ice-breaker activities and rapport building
  • adaptable for classroom guidance lessons


SEL Topics Covered:

  • Anger
  • Attendance
  • Boys Group
  • CBT: Think-Feel-Act
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Classroom Guidelines
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conversation Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Digital Technology
  • Divorce
  • Empathy
  • Executive Functioning
  • Expected Behavior
  • Feelings
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Friendship
  • Getting To Know You
  • Girls Group
  • Goal Setting
  • Growth Mindset
  • Homework
  • I-Messages
  • Intake Interview
  • Joy and Happiness
  • Loss and Grief
  • School Success
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Regulation At School
  • Social Skills
  • Worry and Anxiety

How to Adapt Store Bought Games:

To adapt a store-bought game, play as you normally would, only this time if the player, for example, draws a blue card (token, stick or block) or lands on a blue space, they would answer a prompt in the blue category. Or say the game is directed by the roll of a dice: if they roll a 3, for example, the player would answer a prompt in the number 3 category.


How to Use as a Stand Alone Social Emotional Learning Game:

You can use this product without having a store bought game. This resource is also designed to work all on its own, too!

One option is to simply take turns rolling the DIY dice and answer the corresponding prompts. Another option is to play using one of the Make Your Own Boards. Roll either the numbered or colored dice and move the game pawn forward based on the number or color rolled.

There are 5 prompts/questions/challenges in each of the 6 sections. If you’d like to keep track of which prompts have been answered, simply check off the box to the left.

The Categories Are:

  • TOP 3:  Player shares what their 3 best/3 favorite/3 highest ranked/”top 3″ answers are.
  • COMPLETE IT:  Player completes the sentence.
  • TRUE or FALSE: Player responds to the statement with either “true” or “false.”
  • WHAT IF:  Player responds by answering what they would do in a particular situation.
  •  RISK: Player answers and/or follows the directions, many of which are experiential and role-play based.
  • YOU JUST:  Player places themselves in a situation that hypothetically just happened and answer the prompt.


Looking for other social emotional learning games?  You might want to check out our SEL Card Games, which come in both print and digital formats.  A few of the topics include self-esteem, growth mindset, self-control, and coping with anxiety.

Additional information

Product Categories

Best Sellers, Save with Bundles, Coping Skills + Self-Regulation, Social Emotional Tools, Feelings + Emotions, Social Skills, Self-Efficacy + Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution, Resilience + Growth Mindset, Individual + Group Counseling, Problem Solving + Finding Solutions, Helpful Thinking, Affirmations + CBT, Executive Functioning

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  • All 32 topics come in 30 prompt sets AND 6 prompt sets

✓ 30 prompt sets are grouped by: Top 3 (red-1), Complete It (blue-2),
True or False (yellow-3), What If (green-4), Risk (purple-5), and You

Just (orange-6) categories.

✓ 6 prompt sets ask open-ended questions that promote skill
reinforcement, generalization, and flexible thinking.

  • 3 Game Boards
  • Dice
  • Over 40 Game Pawns
  • Pass Cards
  • Detailed Users Guide and Tips to Use as a Therapeutic Intervention
  • Full page and half page size printing for 6 prompt sets
  • Color and Black & White Printing
  • 2 Versions/styles (please note: the “old version” does not contain illustrations)


Digital: Google Slides

  • 30 prompt sets digital game
  • 6 prompt sets digital game


I was looking into buying therapeutic games (the Ungame, The Talking, Feeling and Doing game, etc.) to use with my counseling groups but when I came across this bundle I bought it immediately. It provides way more topics than your traditional therapeutic board game and can be adapted to any game you already have without having to spend a ton! The prep was easy and not so time consuming and I love the variety of print options provided (black and white, mid color and full color) as it gives you the freedom to print however you desire. I love all products WholeHearted School Counseling creates and just recently requested a custom bundle! Anita provides amazing quality of work and is also very friendly and personable.

-Karla E.

April 7, 2020, TPT Review



I love this resource! I printed and laminated all of the boards, they are fun and easy to use alone or with an existing game like candy land.

-Amanda P.

December 7, 2021, TPT Review



This resource is a great idea! I love all of the different topics offered. I printed and laminated them, and use them with the game boards provided sometimes and sometimes with regular board games. I love being able to have this on hand for an activity that engages students in something other than just talking. Most of my students were receptive to the questions and liked playing.

-Leah R.

November 28, 2021, TPT Review



Go to resource for me. Have them printed, laminated, and dice ready and I know it’s something fun for the kids and we get to talk about great topic related questions. Thank you!

-Kristi Z.

November 20, 2021, TPT Review



I love this resource. It has saved me a ton of money as I was looking at buying “therapy” games for each topic and they are are expensive. This is easy to use and covers a wide variety of topics.

-Laura B.

October 20, 2021, TPT Review


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